Master Class: Harry Slatkin

Harry Slatkin, who’s been called the king of home fragrance, has long ruled over his domain. He created his first company, Slatkin & Co., with his brother Howard and wife Laura, in 1991, selling it to Limited Brands in 2005 for what was then an estimated $15 million. He not only stayed with the brand, he took over the entire […]

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Dreamy Beauty for Spring 2021 Couture Season

Couture season for spring 2021 was particularly lovely beauty-wise, with models’ hair often adorned. For Giambattista Valli, Odile Gilbert pumped up the volume. Valli told her he wanted a hairstyle proportionate to the collection’s large dresses. So they went for big hair festooned with flowers and bows. “To make it happy,” said Gilbert. “The inspiration was Marisa Berenson, when she […]

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Launch Pad: Five European Solid Shampoo Brands

Garnier Ultra Doux Solid Shampoo “Garnier’s first ever solid shampoo embodies our green beauty transformation,” said Adrien Koskas, Garnier’s global brand president. “We believe it is our responsibility to enable as many people as possible to have more sustainable beauty habits. That’s why the Ultra Doux Solid Shampoo has zero plastic waste, uses fast-rinse technology—which can help consumers to use […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Dolly Parton, Edge Beauty Announce Fragrance Licensing Agreement

Entertainer, coronavirus research funder and now beauty mogul: Dolly Parton has solidified her plans to enter the beauty market in 2021. In partnership with Edge Beauty — whose portfolio ranges from niche fragrances to celebrity licensing deals, like that with megawatt entertainer Cher — Parton’s first collection will come to market in spring 2021. Edge Beauty, which signed a long-term […]

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Inside the CEW 2020 Beauty Awards

Despite the year’s specific burdens on the beauty industry, the CEW 2020 Beauty Awards proved the show must go on — even when done virtually over several days. The awards, which started on Nov. 12, were the most recent CEW event to take place online, following the Women’s Leadership Awards in October. The organization took advantage of the digital forum’s […]

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